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Carrizo Plain: Exploring 'the Serengeti of the West'

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 13, 2013, 2:26 p.m.
A ground squirrel holds a cigarette butt

Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch

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Be a clean camper

Good camping etiquette includes picking up after yourself, including every scrap of paper, food, and yes — every single cigarette butt. Cigarette butts are not biodegradable and they are toxic. Endangered species out here already have enough to contend with, so don't add pollution to the list.